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Pete Seeger
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
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All Artists: Pete Seeger
Title: Essential
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
Style: Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015707979825, 015707009713, 015707009744, 015707979849

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A fine introduction to an important artist.
oldtimerocker | 02/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fine introduction to the work of Pete Seeger. In order to understand the Folk Movement, you need to own this one and "We Shall Overcome.""
An Evening with Pete Seeger
Ben Parker | Church Point, NSW Australia | 10/24/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This item has a really fun cover so that you can't miss it if you run across it somewhere.

Not to be confused with the recent company doing retrospectives of many artists, including Pete Seeger, under the same title "Essential Pete Seeger."

This volume seems to be the complete concert that some tracks for the recent "Essential" were selected from, including Wimoweh. While this concert does feature some hits that Seeger himself had with the Weavers like Wimoweh aka Mbube aka The Lion Sleeps Tonight, its not intended as a hits collection but is true to Seeger's preference for showcasing other people's songs: songs by his friend and old band mate Woody Guthrie, African American folk songs, mountain songs, world songs.

It is Essential Seeger in that it gives a faithful idea of what Seeger's like in concert: its just him and his banjo, which he plays beautifully; and the folk tradition of getting the audience to laugh and sing along. Sounds like an entertaining night was had by all.

Should you get it? Depends on what you're after. Don't expect Weavers studio recordings."